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Class of 2019 comes to campus

Posted on August 21, 2015 by

Erskine College welcomed one of the largest classes in its history Thursday, with professors, staff members, and upperclassmen assisting freshmen and their families as they arrived. Transfer students will move in this weekend. Students new to Erskine this year represent a dozen states—Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, […]

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Seminary sponsors roundtable on racial reconciliation

Posted on August 13, 2015 by

A roundtable discussion on “Racial Reconciliation and Christian Unity” at Erskine Seminary’s Columbia campus August 10 was so well attended that a larger venue than initially reserved was needed to accommodate the crowd. “The response in the Erskine family to the importance of practicing racial unity in the Christian community was remarkable and encouraging,” Erskine […]

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Jump-starting the Erskine experience: ‘Erskine Escape’

Posted on August 10, 2015 by

As Erskine College prepares to welcome one of the largest freshman classes in the school’s history, Coordinator for Student Transitions Trent Payne reports that 35 members of the Class of 2019 became better acquainted with Erskine and with each other during “Erskine Escape” July 12-14. During the first part of their “Escape,” students ate in […]

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Alumni Board gives Kooistra vote of confidence

Posted on August 6, 2015 by

The Erskine Alumni Association Board of Directors gave Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra a unanimous vote of confidence Saturday, August 1, during a meeting marked by “positive information, honest discussion, and optimism for the future of Erskine,” Alumni Director Buddy Ferguson ’82 reported this week. Alumni Board members heard Kooistra’s presentation of plans for the […]

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Seminary receives gift to establish Emanuel AME Church scholarship

Posted on July 15, 2015 by

A gift of $10,000 to establish a scholarship for African Methodist Episcopal (AME) students in honor of Mother Emanuel AME Church was presented to Erskine Theological Seminary (ETS) July 7 by IBelieveSC.net, the organization that sponsors a South Carolina DMV license plate of the same name. At a news conference in the rotunda of the […]

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President delivers baccalaureate address

Posted on June 2, 2015 by

Dr. Paul D. Kooistra, who is completing his first academic year as president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary, spoke to graduating college seniors at a baccalaureate service May 22. Kooistra’s address, “How to Live When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going,” was based on a passage of scripture taken from Hebrews 11, in […]

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Erskine College and Seminary graduates honored

Posted on May 23, 2015 by

Erskine College and Theological Seminary marked the end of the 2014-15 academic year with a joint commencement ceremony May 23 honoring both college and seminary graduates. Dr. George W. Robertson, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Ga., and an adjunct professor at Erskine Theological Seminary, delivered the commencement address, entitled “Play Like You’re Loved.” […]

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New business honor society chapter inducts charter members

Posted on May 21, 2015 by

A newly formed Erskine College chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society inducted 15 charter members in a ceremony April 27 during a banquet in the Founders Room of Moffatt Dining Hall. Gary Gilmer, president of The Renaissance, a Due West retirement facility, spoke at the event and was named an honorary […]

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English honor society inducts new members, honors seniors

Posted on May 19, 2015 by

Junior Miranda Guthrie of Suwanee, Ga., and two sophomores, Autumn Horne of Ware Shoals and Blake Little of Winnsboro, were inducted into the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta Tuesday evening during a dinner in the Bell Conference Room. Professor of English Dr. Joan Little said six of the seven English majors graduating this month […]

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